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Dakota, Bald Mountain District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 20' 35'' North , 103° 50' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.34306,-103.84861
GeoHash:G#: 9xyhkb7tp
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Deposit:: -10650,P.66
Commodities (Major) - Tungsten; (Trace) - Silver
Development Status: Unknown

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: W
Reference: From USGS MRDS database

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Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Permian - Devonian
251.902 - 419.2 Ma

ID: 3190647
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Late Ordovician - Middle Cambrian
443.8 - 511 Ma

ID: 2882414
Whitewood Limestone, Winnipeg Formation, and Deadwood Formation

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 511 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Whitewood Limestone; Winnipeg Formation; Deadwood Formation

Description: Whitewood Limestone (Ordovician)- Mottled, tan, gray to lavender, fine- to medium-crystalline, sparsely fossiliferous limestone and dolomite. Thickness up to 70 ft (21 m). Winnipeg Formation (Ordovician)- Grat and light-green, fissile shale, and tan, calcareous siltstone, sandy shale, and limestone lenses. Thickness up to 110 ft (34 m). Deadwood Formation (Ordovician to Cambrian)- Variegated, yellow to red, brown, gray, and green, glauconitic, conglomerate, sandstone, shale, dolomitic limestone, and dolomite. Thickness 4-400 ft (1-122 m).

Comments: Original map source: Martin, J.E., Sawyer, J.F., Fahrenbach, M.D., Tomhave, D.W., and Schulz, L.D., 2004, Geologic Map of South Dakota: South Dakota Geological Survey, GM 10, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{conglomerate,sandstone,shale}, Minor:{limestone,dolostone,siltstone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Early Ordovician - Late Cambrian
470 - 501 Ma

ID: 2474757
Deadwood Formation

Age: Paleozoic (470 - 501 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Deadwood Formation

Description: Glauconitic sandstone, shale, siltstone, and conglomerate. Thickness 0–200 m.

Reference: Redden, J.A., E. DeWitt. Maps Showing Geology, Structure, and Geophysics of the Central Black Hills, South Dakota. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2777. [73]

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